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  • Excitement to keep winning streak intact

    Australian Horse Racing February 27, 2015 2:09 pm

    The six-week gap between Red Excitement’s Manifold Stakes win and the Liverpool City Cup is of no concern to his trainer Gerald Ryan. The five-year-old missed the Carlyon Cup at Caulfield a couple of weeks ago when the track was downgraded on race morning. Although it improved during the day, […]

     
  • Zahra gets his Blue Diamond chance

    Australian Horse Racing February 27, 2015 2:00 pm

    Mark Zahra may not be down in the record books as having ridden a Blue Diamond Stakes winner, but he knows what one feels like. Zahra rides the $2.20 favourite Fontiton in Saturday’s Group One race at Caulfield and has partnered the unbeaten filly in all her three starts. It […]

     
  • Bonaria kept to mares company for now

    Australian Horse Racing February 27, 2015 1:48 pm

    The decision to keep Bonaria against her own sex at Caulfield rather than chase another Group One victory, sits well with trainer Pat Hyland. The winner of the Group One Myer Classic last spring, Bonaria is having her last campaign before she is retired to stud. She was nominated for […]

     
  • Dear Demi earns high praise from Cassidy

    Australian Horse Racing February 27, 2015 12:54 pm

    If top jockey Jim Cassidy is right, Dear Demi could be poised to return to the Group One winner’s list this campaign. The Clarry Conners-trained mare will resume in the Guy Walter Stakes at Warwick Farm on Saturday, the first race of a four-start Sydney autumn carnival preparation which Conners […]

     
  • Birchley hopes Syn City foward enough

    Australian Horse Racing February 27, 2015 12:54 pm

    Liam Birchley and Travis Wolfgram are hoping for a rapid turn around in fortunes when Syn City returns to racing at Doomben. Wolfgram rode the Birchley-trained short-priced favourite Sagatona at Ipswich on Wednesday but she was pulled out of the race with an injured foreleg. Syn City, who runs in […]

     
  • Melissa Harrison on the right Road

    Australian Horse Racing February 26, 2015 10:17 pm

    Her name had been put in the spotlight thanks to the deeds of stable pin up horse Road To Summer, and Taree trainer Melissa Harrison is hoping that four year old gelding Liberty Park can head in the same direction, starting off by winning the Winning Edge Presentations Maiden Handicap […]

     
  • Protectionist returns in Caulfield Group 2

    Australian Horse Racing February 26, 2015 6:03 pm

    Kris Lees will have a better guide on Protectionist’s chances of adding an Australian Cup to his Melbourne Cup win when the import makes ahighly anticipated return at Caulfield. Protectionist won the Melbourne Cup for German trainer Andreas Wohler before staying in Australia to join the Lees team at Newcastle. […]

     
  • Fast facts on the Oakleigh Plate

    Australian Horse Racing February 26, 2015 5:42 pm

    OAKLEIGH PLATE HISTORY * First run in 1884 when won by Malua who also won the Melbourne Cup that year * From 1941 to 1944 inclusive it was run at Flemington. In 1996 it was run at Sandown * Notable winners include: Malua (1884), Wakeful (1901), Aurie’s Star (1937, 1939), […]

     
  • Fast facts on the Futurity Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing February 26, 2015 5:36 pm

    FUTURITY STAKES HISTORY * First run in 1898 when won by Resolute * Group One since 1980 * Weight-for-age since 1979 * Winners include: Phar Lap (1930), Ajax (1938-39-40), Bernborough (1946), San Domenico (1952), Lord (1959), Todman (1960), Sky High (1961), Aquanita (1962), Wenona Girl (1963), Gunsynd (1972), Manikato (1979-80-81 […]

     
  • Iconic ready for G1 Oakleigh Plate test

    Australian Horse Racing February 26, 2015 5:30 pm

    Iconic, who has family links to the incomparable Black Caviar, will attempt to make his own mark in one of Melbourne’s biggest sprints on Saturday. The gelding, a three-quarter brother to the retired champion, resumes in the Group One Oakleigh Plate and trainer Tony McEvoy believes the four-year-old is a […]